Decades after having acquired the right to work in emergency frontlines, thirteen women narrate their stories and experiences in the Pajeú region of Pernambuco, in the 1980s. If the willingness to listen demarcates the spaces for speech, within the encounter between director and characters the film’s strength extends beyond the limits of traditional forms, rigorously and empathetically challenging the imaginaries about the semiarid, drought, hunger, and the identities of countryside women. *(C.M)
Born and raised in the Pajeú hinterland, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, Uilma Queiroz was introduced to poetry from an early age by her father. In 2017, she moved to Recife, where she acquired a BA History in an experience traversed by feminism. From that encounter, she conceived and directed the documentary film "O Bem Virá". She is currently researching the Women's Movement in the Pajeú hinterland, now under her master's project at UFPE.
IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam